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Lavendar Bliss Crochet Pattern

It's finally here! It's finally done! The Lavendar Bliss Crochet Blanket plus pattern! I'm sorry I made my newsletter subscribers, Facebook groupies and followers wait longer than the promised day! 
The "special" stitch for this blanket takes up two rows, sort of. As my favorites always are, it looks complicated but it's actually SUPER easy! It's also a favorite of mine to be able to mindlessly crochet a blanket while binge-watching a favorite show! 

I chose 3 different brands of yarn for this project. I'm not paid by any of those companies to say which, but you can see I chose a purple, light purple and cream/ off-white color. If you follow my blog regularly, then you'll see I tend to use a combination of Red Heart, Caron, Bernat and more.

1- 7oz skein each of 3 colors H8/5mm crochet hook Sharp scissors Darning needle
From shell to end of 3 dc line, the gauge is 2". The multiples of this blanket is 8 plus 5 for the base chain. So make it as…

WIP Wednesday: Lavendar Bliss Crochet Blanket

Do you know what day it is?  It's HUMP day! And also Work In Progress Wednesday, of course! If you've been following along on the Facebook Page and in the newsletter, then you know the current Theme is "Light and Lacy" crochet. With warmer months upon us, it's time to make lighter stuff!

So here's what's on MY hook: 

This isn't the exact way that I'm making it. This was just a test strip to see how the stitches would look with each color that I chose. Many Facebook followers loved the colors and are excited for the pattern, which will be revealed in the Foto-Finish Friday post!
A foggy peek!
I'll post better photos with the Foto-Finish and the pattern on Friday, I promise!
Happy Hooking!

Stash Busting Week - Granny Square & Ripple Crochet

How many balls of various colors do YOU have in YOUR stash? I did some cleaning and organizing this past weekend and found that I'm running out of storage space! I have so many matching and mismatching balls of yarn that just aren't enough on their own for a specific project, so I'm gonna make some Stash-Busting Projects!
I started with a ripple blanket. I used the pattern from my site for the Reversible Ridged Baby Blanket. As I went along, I just used up all that was in the ball even if it didn't complete the row. Then continued the row with another color.

Some colors look really good together on the blanket and inspire me to create something from that palette... some time!

Then there are Crochet Granny Squares! I decided that since this is a stash-busting project, I was going to keep it simple. So I'm making basic granny squares. Not that I'm bragging (much) but I'm pretty good with my tension so I don't block my squares. Would you like the pattern …

Heavenly Blue Crochet Placemats

Heavenly Blue Crochet Placemats Named after the Heavenly Blue Morning Glory flower! Spring is upon us and I thought this was the perfect new pattern to share! I really felt the blue and yellow of these crochet placemats matched the beautiful blue morning glory with a little yellow in the center. 
For this pattern, I simply used the stitch from the blanket here on my site called Block Party. I used three colors, but arranged them differently.

5mm/H8 crochet hook 1 skein each of three colors Yarn Needle
For the colors in my placemats- I used Red Heart Lemon, White and a Hobby Lobby ILTY blue. You can use Red Heart Blue in it's place!
The placemat measures 12" x 16". To adjust for your own desired size, the stitch multiples is 6 plus 5 for base chain. Gauge is 1" across 3 dc.
Ch 53
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, *ch 3, sk next 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3ch, repeat from * across to end  You'll end with the final repetition of  1 dc in 3 ch.
Row 2:…

Winter Blues Crochet Lapghan

March is almost over, but many of us have the 'Winter Blues' because the cold just won't leave! We recently had snow just the other day and it's now cold and rainy today! Without a doubt, I have the winter blues!
I made this 'granny square' blanket using colors that made me think Cold Winter. The yarn is a shade of turquoise that's more blue than green. 

I used Hobby Lobby 'I Love This Yarn', because I really do!

~Worsted Weight yarn in your favorite colors!  ~5mm H8 crochet hook ~Sharp scissors ~Darning needle

 If you're going to do the border in the same color from your square, as I have done, you'll want 2 skeins of that one. The others can be one skein. (7oz)
Begin by chaining 6 and joining with a slip stitch to for the ring. I started with White. Round 1: Ch 3, counts as dc now & throughout, then put 3 dc in the ring. Ch 2, then (4 dc, ch2) 3 times in the ring. Complete the round by slip stitching in 1st dc and finish off. Use your…

Modern Granny Crochet Blanket

So I jumped on the band wagon a little late in the game but there's more colors that seem to keep coming out for the Caron Cakes and Bernat Pop skeins. And I have fallen in love!

It was new for me to work with yarn that changes color when I'm used to delegating the color changes of my blankets. I must say it was also refreshing to be able to work with a skein continuously without having to stop, snip, change color and then weave in so many ends!

I searched and searched for a pattern I felt would do the cake yarn justice. And I found it at the Crochet Crowd! The Modern Granny Afghan is gorgeous and so simple to make! They used one color cake skein while I used two different ones. They also used Caron Cakes. 
My blanket used Bernat Pop in Foggy Notion and Hot Chocolate. 

While I usually make my blankets and give them away, I'm keeping this one for myself! A cozy lap blanket for when I'm sitting on the couch watching a movie!

Crochet In Autumn

Fall is nearly upon us, can you believe it?! The Summer's heat has definitely got me ready for cool, crisp evenings, sweaters and hoodies and of course beautiful shades of red, yellow, green and brown! To help you get in the mood for Autumn, here are a few of my free crochet patterns!

Super easy double crochets and crochet arches in rows of brilliant color make a super easy throw or lap blanket! I really enjoyed making this blanket and might some day re-make it in a new, awesome palette!
As a special for this blog post, I've decided to make a paid pattern of mine available for FREE!

Details: Measures 29" x 42" Multiples of 3 Gauge is 1" 

4oz each of your favorite Fall colors! I used 5 different colors. Size H8/5mm Crochet Hook Scissors Darning needle

Ch 102 Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, (sc, 2dc) in first dc, sk 2 dc, *(sc, 2 dc) in next dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * across, sc in top of tch

Row 3: ch 1, turn, (sc, 2dc) in…